Nine Inch Nails: Broken (1993)

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Trent Reznor presents his dark vision of the EP 'Broken' by telling the story of a man kidnapped and forced to watch Nine Inch Nails videos, disturbing in their own right, while being ... See full summary »



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30 May 2008 | dj_stric-9
| I still enjoy this film.
I first obtained a copy of this on VHS back in the early 90's. I duplicated it and gave it to my friends one year for Christmas Presents. I made a very nice cover for it and even gift wrapped it. Three of the ten friends I gave it to, stopped speaking to me shortly after... My other friends are still close to me to this day. Let it be known yes, I duplicated it, but never sold it or tried in any way to gain money for it. I gave it away freely as gifts. I look back at this point in my life fondly, I have always been a huge Nine Inch Nails fan. From the first Lollapalooza to their most recent Tour, I always find a way to see them play.

Now, a review of the film.

As you may well know it is an account of a Young Man's kidnapping from a Suburban mall situated in any town USA. He is taken, forced to watch Nine Inch Nails videos and is eventually tortured, beaten, raped, disfigured and Murdered... and not in that order. What makes it particularly gruesome is that it is shot on 8mm HiFi Video, it looks and feels like it was made in a Garage down the street from where you and your family eat Sunday Brunch. The footage comes in and out of focus often and the primary subject is tied to a chair, you see his reactions and feel his pain almost like you are in the same room. Something that is particularly memorable is the performance by Bob Flanagan during the "Happiness in Slavery" video, shot in Black and White and very, very tastefully done. This movie makes the "Blair Witch Project" look like kids playing in the park when it comes to the "creeps you out factor". It looks and feels like it could be someone you know, either being murdered or... yes, even the murderer. The ending, well... you'll just have to hang in there for that one and don't loose your head, watch it till the very end.

So pop some jiffy pop, call over your best girl and snuggle in for the night, cause this will be a 20min ride you will never, ever forget!


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